Peggy Keady

Profile Updated: October 1, 2014
Residing In: Kosciusko, MS USA
Homepage: www.peggyakeady.com
Occupation: Retired School Counselor & Christian Educator
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What have I been doing the last fifty years?

My, my...that's one inquiry that will make a person think..think ... and think again!

Can it really be that many years ago? Sometimes it seems like only yesterday that .... I was on the football field leading cheers for the GHS Hornets.. or going to dances or doing homework... or taking exams.. or working on copy for the "Vespa" ... or talking on the phone about the latest teen scoop... or learning my lines in the Senior Play .. or planning for graduation and college. Yet...it's been fifty years since I donned that cap and gown and marched down the aisle to receive that hard-earned diploma. This only goes to prove the truth of the phrase.."Tempus fugit" which means "time flies".. and that it does, my friends.

Since high school, I've been learning... struggling..growing..while attending college, seminary, graduate schools and then while working in a variety of schools, hospitals and churches.

I've met many wonderful and interesting individuals in the places I've lived...sometimes on the job... othertimes during worship and fellowship... and even in the halls and rooms of hospitals. I've taught and counseled with countless children and young people from all types of backgrounds..I've studied and prayed and cried and laughed...I've buried my parents and several close friends, as well as a number of precious pets.

I've been well and hearty, young and foolish,
on the mountain top and in the valley, sick..
weak.... fearful and brave...you name it...I've been there at some point in these last fifty years.

Yet, through every day of that time span, the One constantly beside me has been God's Holy Spirit... loving me when I was unloveable...waiting for me when I was resistant or reluctant or rebellious... encouraging me when I was hesitant...comforting me when I was sad..and all the time...gently, yet firmly leading me along the Path of Righteousness.

I've been many places, known lots of people, participated in a myraid of different experiences, events and relationships. Each place, each individual, each experience, each event, each relationship has been used by God to bring me nearer to Himself.

Now...He has my full attention...it's high time, don't you agree?


(A capsule of my career: four degrees from four different institutions, on staff in nine schools..5 elem., 1 middle, 3 high ... served under 15 different principals .. lived in MS, NY, GA, LA..worked in 3 churches, 2 hospitals and 1 nursing home. I first taught P.E. ...then Christian Education....later I became a Counselor and lastly I did Pastoral Visitation. Now I am retired and have become quite happy doing nothing!)

I've been back in MS since 1994 and enjoy living in Kosciusko. I spend my days reading, writing, working crosswords, watching tv, visiting with friends and family and enjoying my adopted dog, "Lady". She and I often "hit the road" and go spend time with my brother, Bill either in Greenville or in Oxford. Life is good!



The year is 2014 and I continue to enjoy life as a retired free spirit in beautiful Kosciusko, Mississippi. In September, 2012 I experienced the wonder of having my book, "Glimpses of Glory" published by WestBow Press.
The whole process was a very challenging and rewarding adventure.
In May of this year my grand nephew, Aaron Ruston Keady graduated from
Flint River Academy in Woodbury, GA. He is now a freshman at West Georgia University in Carrollton, GA. Bill (Aaron's grandfather) and I are very proud of the fine young man he has become.
I continue to spend my days filled with gratitude for God's gracious goodness to me. I still write, read, enjoy friends and family, watch my favorite television shows, laugh unrestrained at my dog, Nick's antics and benefit from a myriad of opportunities given me as a Christian to love others in His Precious Name.
I send warm greetings to any who may read this update. I hope you are well and life is good fro you.

School Story:

I remember with a great deal of pleasure those years at G.H.S. The great teachers...the exciting football games..the enjoyable dances...the time spent in clubs doing a worthwile project.... the parties...all the wonderful fun with friends and family. Ah...those were the days!!

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Happy up coming birthday.' Peggy. Very creative as always.. Have you done any writing about your characteruers?

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I am saddened to hear of Charles's death and extend my sympathy to his family.  We can all be thankful that he was a precious part of our  lives.  May God be praised!   Peggy A. Keady

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Here's wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year, Joseph. Peggy A. Keady

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Happy Birthday, Dear Peggy. I am so proud to have such an accomplished friend! Your work has mede the part of the world you touch a better place for future generations.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM
One of my surprise appearances as "Rainbow" the clown at my great nephew Aaron's birthday party in Thomaston, GA.

(Aaron is the one holding the sword. He's now 14 years old and an absolute "dream teen" to his great aunt.)
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Here I am as "Rainbow" on the job at Goodman-Pickens Elementary School after presenting an assembly program entitled, "Love Comes in Many Colors".

Come on now... I think there is more than one clown in this crowd!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Here I am as "Rainbow" with my clown sidekick, Sprinkles as we pose outside the stage area at Lower Elementary School in Kosciusko, MS before going in to entertain a cafeteria full of kindergarteners and first graders.
Fun..fun..fun!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Here I am with my precious Lhasa Apso, Mi-Ling (age 15+) on the occasion of my retirement after thirty-two and one-half years in public education.
(Mi-Ling died some years later just a few months shy of her 17th birthday.)
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM
"Lady" became my adopted pet companion in July of 2008 when a friend in Brandon needed to downsize her responsibilities. She is a dream dog .... smart,
energetic, well-trained, very adaptable and affectionate. (A sad note just learned.."Lady", who has not been up to par this last week, may have a type of cancer which could mean a shorter time together than I had envisioned.)
Update: On Sunday, November 8, 2009 I had the heart-breaking task of having my sweet "Lady" put to sleep. We shared a wonderful relationship for one year and three months. She brought great joy into my life so I shall always be thankful she came my way. (Update as of October 2010...In February, 2010 I adopted a three year old male Lhasa Apso/Maltese dog from CARA in Jackson. His name is "Nick" and he is fun..
fun ..fun! "Lady's" companionship insired me to re-invest.)
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Meet... my primate side-kick, W.C. Monk, who has helped me to introduce quite a few students and adults to our special brand of ballroom dancing.
This picture was taken in the year 2000 when we first began our dancing demonstrations.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM
This second picture was after retirement when we gave the childrens' sermon every fourth Sunday at the First United Methodist Chuch of Kosciusko.
Now we're both retired and only do selective performances.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM
This photo shows my family outside my house in Kosciusko, Left to Right: Susan Keady, Bill Keady, Jr., Jeff Keady, and in front, Aaron Keady.
(Bill is my brother and Jeff is his son. Susan is Jeff's wife and Aaron is their son.)